The following survey applies only to the brain. The complicated structure of this organ and the difficulties of diagnostic visualization with conventional contrast media, which only picture the cavity systems (vessel lumina and C. S. F. spaces), necessitate a representation of the surface relief designed to meet the needs of the neurosurgeon. The surrounding bony structures and large blood vessels are well known from neuroradiological practice. Preoperative neuroradiological diagnostic techniques allow only an inadequate presentation of the relationships between the surface relief of the brain and the vascular arborizations covering it.


Section Plane Medial Branch Foramen Interventriculare Splenium Corporis Callosi Corpus Geniculatum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Seeger
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  1. 1.University of Freiburg i. Br.Federal Republic of Germany

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